Embarrassment for BBC as Ian Wright pulls out of Match of the Day in 'solidarity' with Gary Lineker

Ian Wright
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Ian Wright has said he won't appear on Match of the Day this weekend, following the BBC's announcement that Gary Lineker has "stepped back" from presenting duties in a row over his tweets.

The former Arsenal forward is a regular pundit on Match of the Day's Saturday night show, analysing the day's Premier League matches.

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Conor Pope
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Conor Pope is the former Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content. He plays football regularly, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.